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1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Michigan is very lacking in giving financial aid or scholarships. A lot of money goes to in-state students and it is tough on out-of-staters.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football and basketball are the main things on campus. They get all of the funding mostly. The athletic facilities could be a little bit nicer, they are just a bit dark and gloomy in my opinion.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking is expensive at U of M. BUT, I think this is totally fine given the public transportation options. Biking, walking, busing... all are much easier and more environmentally friendly than trying to find parking.

2 people found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: U of M takes many initiatives to educate students about underage drinking on campus through events and surveys. Students seem to use alcohol responsibly because of U of M's high social and academic standards.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: The BEST overall, comprehensive athletics program of any school. Nothing beats watching a football game in the student section of the big house.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Michigan is notorious for NOT giving out scholarships. They figure that, if you want to come to their school, you're willing to pay whatever you have to in order to make it happen. There are no "fluff" scholarships to be found anywhere; if you want help, you need to qualify for a rare grant, take out student loans, or hunt down Work-Study (which doesn't apply to tuition at all anyway).

7 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some of the dorms are outright really nice (like Alice Lloyd, North Quad, Couzins) while others have an old sort of charm (like Stockwell, West Quad). Unfortunately, not all of the dorms are so nice (Markley) and the fact that everyone can't fit on central campus is an issue; while the dorms on North are decent, they require a 15-20 minute bus ride to get to from main campus and the buses don't run all the time.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Some of the buildings are nice (like the Natural Science Building) and some are old and pretty (like Angell Hall) but some are old and gross (like Dennison, the MLB, Markley dorm, etc.)

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Guys at U of M are awesome. They are friendly, easy to talk to, intelligent, and always down for a fun time. Girls are great too, but the range is pretty big. The scale goes from completely shy and artsy and introspective, to a little stuck-up and obsessed with Greek Life. There are so many people at this school who are so different and passionate about what they do. There is a hipster trend that many follow, but mostly our love for our school is what keeps us together. The most spirit you will EVER find.

10 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: It is a safe campus with buildings open all night that will be happy to shelter you if need be. It is also pretty easy to find a police officer when walking through campus and you can always ask for an escort home if you feel unsafe. My freshman year there were many reports of an "Ann Arbor rapist" and that was incredibly scary, but luckily my friends and I never came in contact with him because we travel in groups.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Weather: Ann Arbor in the fall and spring (September/October and April) is gorgeous. But the rest of the months are treacherous in terms of transportation. Everything is walking distance, so we all trudge through hail and rain and wind so hard it blows your umbrella upside down. We all look like eskimos bundled up, and hardly noticeable. It unifies us in our weather strength (haha) but also isolates us because it is too cold to go outside and meet new people.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: For the most part I feel pretty comfortable on campus, but sometimes we receive frightening emails about illegal activity on campus such as break- ins.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Food: The options at dining halls are pretty good, and even if you want to get something else there's loads of on-campus options.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Junior

Parking: Thankfully I've never needed a car on campus because parking in Ann Arbor is awful. It is always crowded and parking is so expensive. Even to get a permit for a parking lot is ridiculous because not only is it expensive, it's only available to certain students and faculty.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We receive a lot of notices of people's homes being broken into, of women being attacked on the streets, and even a suspected homicide. The alerts are good to keep yourself aware but I feel like there is hardly ever a weekend where we don't hear news of someone being attacked or robbed.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Parking: Parking in Ann Arbor is a nightmare. Don't try to drive anywhere downtown-just walk-it is much easier. However, if you live off campus in a house or apartment, parking usually comes with your lease. In that case, I think it's helpful to have a car to go off campus to buy groceries or run errands.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Weather: Winter lasts from November until March. It snows a lot in the winter. It is pretty typical Michigan weather, though. However, during the nicer months (April-September), the weather is absolutely beautiful, and many students spend time outside in the diag or the many parks in Ann Arbor.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many delicious restaurants located around Ann Arbor-local, organic, vegan, vegetarian, or just 5 Guys to grab your burger.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: The University of Michigan has some of the best sports in the country. We have the largest stadium in America (The Big House), where students, alum, and members of the community gather every Saturday in the fall to cheer on the Wolverines.

Varsity sports are top notch, and many students also choose to try-out for club sports, and many participate in intramural sports.

There are several workout facilities located throughout campus for all students to use free of charge.

7 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: I have been a part of internships focusing on analytic work for consulting and industrial firms. Being in highly competitive industries, working is very strenuous, as the quality and timeliness of work are the primary measures of performance. However, rewards quickly follow, along with recognition and networking opportunities. Pay varies between companies, but is not substantial enough for one to become financially independent. Internships are great opportunities to learn about work life in various industries, and even find mentors or sponsors to help guide you through the career-searching process. I highly recommend anyone with out a defined career path to apply to a variety of internships, and if possible, take as many as possible while you can.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: If you are currently in enrolled in the engineering program under a different major, getting into the Industrial and Operations Engineering program is a piece of cake. IOE is notorious for having the lowest GPA requirement to declare as a major. However, if you aren't enrolled in the engineering school, there is an application process that is required.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Majors: The Industrial and Operations Engineering program is undoubtedly one of the top programs in the nation with leading researchers and professors in various facets of industrial engineering. The teaching is very high quality, and the technology and skills introduced in the Undergraduate program are things you can take beyond this discipline. The instructors are very well connected in multiple industries and provide great advising to those who are interested in pursuing a career in this discipline of engineering. However, the variety of programs offered within this major can become quite confusing when selecting advance courses, and is difficult to fulfill all necessary requirements when half of them do not relate to your desired advanced classes or even career path. Those who decide to choose this program should get a thorough understanding of it, as it differs to those of others.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: Molecular Biology. I am getting a great education at University of Michigan. I am challenged in all of my classes, which encourages me to reach higher in achieving the goals I have set for myself. Workload is challenging at times, however have learned to juggle all aspects of campus life. Our instructors set a high standard of excellence and are a positive force!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Great diversity, great relationships, intelligent students!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is challenging at times and there are very limited spaces.

1 person found this useful Report
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Despite the occasional complaints about weather, students at the University of Michigan love their school. With its outstanding academics in conjunction with its remarkable athletics, Michigan offers a perfect college balance: a great education and a fun social atmosphere. It is not uncommon to find students sporting Michigan gear around campus, and if given a choice, most would choose the school over again. Students love that they can mold their school to best suit their individual needs and desires. Whether they are looking for academics, athletics, or social outlets, Michigan fits the bill: In addition to its highly-ranked academics, it has a highly respected athletic reputation, and Ann Arbor's atmosphere is one to be envied, consisting of restaurants, shops, bars, and much more. Michigan alumni are expansive in both numbers and location. Michigan's alumni network is one of the largest, with many individuals holding vital positions in their respective industries. Alumni love to return to Ann Arbor for visits and sporting events, often bringing their spouses and children. It has been said, "Once a Wolverine, always a Wolverine."

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